Failed repeated thrombolysis requiring left ventricular assist device pump exchange
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, 06/29/2012
Tang GHL et al. – The patient had an uncomplicated post–operative recovery and was discharged uneventfully. Inspection of the pump identified a thrombus wedged between the spines of the impeller. This case highlights the challenges in managing pump thrombosis which is often resistant to thrombolysis and may instead rely upon prompt surgical intervention to be resolved.